Recent Broadcasting History
My most recent programmes was Be Kind, Be Safe, Unite Against COVID-19 – a special 12 part series supporting New Zealand through the COVID-19 crisis. My other programmes in recent years were the journalism and current affairs programme Wireless Watchdog, the mini-series Wireless Watchdog presents: Ken’s People, and the local community showcase programme Christchurch Now broadcasting on Plains FM 96.9 in Christchurch & Canterbury.
Podcasts of all previous Wireless Watchdog and Christchurch Now programmes are available in the podcast archive.
Earlier Broadcasting History
Since late 2008, I have held various presenting roles at radio stations in Christchurch & Canterbury. I started out from 2008-2011 at Lyttelton’s Community Station Volcano Radio, first of all presenting the afternoon drive music programme Heading Home with Kenny and then later presenting the morning breakfast programme Seismic Shift. Sadly, Volcano Radio’s premises were destroyed in a massive 6.3 magnitude earthquake on 13 June 2011, just months after the station had survived the devastating 22 February 2011 earthquake, and I ceased to broadcast at this time.
In mid 2015, after a four year break from broadcasting, I joined Plains FM 96.9, presenting the Thursday night current affairs programme Wireless Watchdog. This programme discusses current affairs issues affecting New Zealand today and is proudly funded by New Zealand on Air. Following the show’s rising popularity, the programme was moved to the breakfast slot and is now aired live alternate Thursdays at 8am and repeated alternate Fridays at 11am. In August 2017, I also started hosting Christchurch Now, a Plains FM programme showcasing people and happenings in the local community. These programmes continued until March 2018.